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Awardee:CORNELL UNIVERSITY, INC
Doing Business As Name:Cornell University
PD/PI:
  • Richard D Robinson
  • (607) 255-7750
  • rdr82@cornell.edu
Award Date:05/09/2012
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 330,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 330,000
  • FY 2012=$110,000
  • FY 2013=$110,000
  • FY 2014=$110,000
Start Date:07/01/2012
End Date:06/30/2016
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Chemical Transformations of Nanoparticles for Isolation of Metastable Phases
Federal Award ID Number:1152922
DUNS ID:872612445
Parent DUNS ID:002254837
Program:Macromolec/Supramolec/Nano
Program Officer:
  • Suk-Wah Tam-Chang
  • (703) 292-8684
  • stamchan@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:373 Pine Tree Road
City:Ithaca
State:NY
ZIP:14850-2820
County:Ithaca
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:23

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Cornell University
Street:150 Bard Hall
City:Ithaca
State:NY
ZIP:14853-1501
County:Ithaca
Country:US
Cong. District:23

Abstract at Time of Award

This award by the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) program supports work by Professor Richard Robinson at Cornell University - endowed to investigate the fundamental chemical principles governing chemical transformations of nanoparticles. The PI will investigate chemical transformations of nanoparticles using state-of-the-art experimental methods including a new, advanced in-situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) tool that is designed for synchrotron studies. The proposed work will attempt to uncover new information on bond formation kinetics, including amorphous and crystalline contributions, dynamic changes in oxidation states, coordination chemistry, band structure, and local structure. These experimental results will be correlated with first-principles computations of formation energies, electronic structure, and diffusion coefficients to build a more comprehensive understanding of chemical transformations of nanoparticles. The broader impact of this proposal, and the long-term goal of the proposed work, is to establish a toolkit of post-synthetic methods for designer nanoparticles. The proposal integrates several educational initiatives with the research efforts. The PI will develop his national outreach efforts by participating in new films on the hidden world of the nanoscale. The PI's local and regional outreach efforts include mentoring graduate students through the Sloan diversity fellows program, and incorporating undergraduates into his research activities.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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L.M. Moreau*, D.-H. Ha*, C.R. Bealing, H. Zhang, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "Unintended Phosphorus Doping of Nickel Nanoparticles during Synthesis with TOP: A Discovery through Structural Analysis" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.4530. doi:http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl301642g 

M. Fayette, A. Nelson, and R.D. Robinson "Electrophoretic Deposition Improves Catalytic Performance of Co3O4 Nanoparticles for Oxygen Reduction/Oxygen Evolution Reactions" Journal of Materials Chemistry A, v.3, 2015, p.4274. doi:10.1039/C4TA04189E 

D.-H. Ha, L.M. Moreau, S. Honrao, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "The Oxidation of Cobalt Nanoparticles into Kirkendall-Hollowed CoO and Co3O4: the Diffusion Mechanisms and Atomic Structural Transformations" Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v.117, 2013, p.14303. doi:10.1021/jp402939e 

H. Zhang, B.-R. Hyun, F.W. Wise, R.D. Robinson "A Generic Method for Rational Scalable Synthesis of Monodisperse Metal Sul?de Nanocrystals" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.5856. doi:10.1021/nl303207s 

S.D. Perera, H. Zhang, X. Ding, A. Nelson, and R.D. Robinson "Nanocluster Seed-mediated Synthesis of CuInS2 Quantum Dots, Nanodisks, Nanorods, and Doped Zn-Ga-CuInS2 Quantum Dots" Journal of Materials Chemistry C, v.3, 2015, p.1044. doi:10.1039/c4tc01887g 

D.-H. Ha*, T. Ly*, J.M. Caron, H. Zhang and R.D. Robinson "A General Method for High-Performance, Additive-Free Li-ion Battery Electrodes from Colloidal Nanoparticles: The Case of MnS, Cu2-xS, and Ge" ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., v.7, 2015, p.25053. doi:10.1021/acsami.5b03398 

C.R. Ocier, D.-M. Smilgies, R.D. Robinson, and T. Hanrath "Reconfigurable Nanorod Films: An in Situ Study of the Relationship between the Tunable Nanorod Orientation and the Optical Properties of Their Self-Assembled Thin Films" Chemistry of Materials, v.27, 2015, p.2659. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00503 

A. Nelson*, K.E. Fritz*, S. Honrao, R.G. Hennig, R.D. Robinson?, and J. Suntivich? "Increased Activity in Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis for Partial Anionic Substitution in Cobalt Oxysulfide Nanoparticles" J. Mater. Chem. A, v.4, 2016, p.2842. doi:10.1039/c5ta087 

L.M. Moreau*, D.-H. Ha*, H. Zhang, R. Hovden, D. Muller, and R.D. Robinson "Defining crystalline/amorphous phases of nanoparticles through X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction: The case of nickel phosphide" Chemistry of Materials, v.25, 2013, p.2394. doi:10.1021/cm303490y 

M. Fayette and R.D. Robinson "Chemical Transformations of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications" Journal of Materials Chemistry A, v.2, 2014, p.5965. doi:10.1039/c3ta13982d 

D.-H. Ha, L.M. Moreau, S. Honrao, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "The Oxidation of Cobalt Nanoparticles into Kirkendall-Hollowed CoO and Co3O4: the Diffusion Mechanisms and Atomic Structural Transformations" Journal of Physical Chemistry C, v.117, 2013, p.14303. doi:10.1021/jp402939e 

H. Zhang, B.-R. Hyun, F.W. Wise, R.D. Robinson "A Generic Method for Rational Scalable Synthesis of Monodisperse Metal Sul?de Nanocrystals" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.5856. doi:10.1021/nl303207s 

H. Zhang, L.V. Solomon, D.-H. Ha, S. Honrao, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "(NH4)2S, A Highly Reactive Molecular Precursor for Low Temperature Anion Exchange Reactions in Nanoparticles" Dalton Transactions, v.42, 2013, p.12596. doi:10.1039/C3DT50803J 

L.M. Moreau*, D.-H. Ha*, C.R. Bealing, H. Zhang, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "Unintended Phosphorus Doping of Nickel Nanoparticles during Synthesis with TOP: A Discovery through Structural Analysis" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.4530. doi:10.1021/nl301642g 

H. Zhang, B.-R. Hyun, F.W. Wise, R.D. Robinson "A Generic Method for Rational Scalable Synthesis of Monodisperse Metal Sul?de Nanocrystals" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.5856. doi:http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl303207s 

M. Aksit, B. Hoselton, H.J. Kim, D.-H. Ha, and R.D. Robinson "Synthesis and Properties of Electrically Conductive, Ductile, Extremely Long (" 50 µm) Nanosheets of KxCoO2?yH2O, v.ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, p.2013. View record at Web of Science

D.-H. Ha, A.H. Caldwell, M.J. Ward, S. Honrao, K. Mathew, R. Hovden, M.K.A. Koker, D.A. Muller, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "Solid-Solid Phase Transformations Induced through Cation Exchange and Strain, in 2D Heterostructured Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals" Nano Letters, v.14, 2014, p.7090. doi:10.1021/nl5035607 

M. Aksit, B. Hoselton, H.J. Kim, D.-H. Ha, and R.D. Robinson "Synthesis and Properties of Electrically Conductive, Ductile, Extremely Long (" 50 µm) Nanosheets of KxCoO2?yH2O, v.ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5, p.2013. View record at Web of Science

M. Aksit, S.K. Kolli, I.M. Slauch, and R.D. Robinson "Misfit layered Ca3Co4O9 as a high figure of merit p-type transparent conducting oxide film through solution processing" Applied Physics Letters, v.104, 2014, p.161901. doi:10.1063/1.4871506 

M. Aksit, S.K. Kolli, I.M. Slauch, and R.D. Robinson "Misfit layered Ca3Co4O9 as a high figure of merit p-type transparent conducting oxide film through solution processing" Applied Physics Letters, v.104, 2014, p.161901. doi:10.1063/1.4871506 

H. Zhang, L.V. Solomon, D.-H. Ha, S. Honrao, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "?(NH4)2S, A Highly Reactive Molecular Precursor for Low Temperature Anion Exchange Reactions in Nanoparticles" Dalton Transactions, v.42, 2013, p.12596. doi:10.1039/C3DT50803J 

L.M. Moreau*, D.-H. Ha*, C.R. Bealing, H. Zhang, R.G. Hennig, and R.D. Robinson "Unintended Phosphorus Doping of Nickel Nanoparticles during Synthesis with TOP: A Discovery through Structural Analysis" Nano Letters, v.12, 2012, p.4530. doi:10.1021/nl301642g 

L.M. Moreau*, D.-H. Ha*, H. Zhang, R. Hovden, D. Muller, and R.D. Robinson "Defining crystalline/amorphous phases of nanoparticles through X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction: The case of nickel phosphide" Chemistry of Materials, v.25, 2013, p.2394. doi:10.1021/cm303490y 

M. Fayette and R.D. Robinson "Chemical Transformations of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications" Journal of Materials Chemistry A, v.2, 2014, p.5965. doi:10.1039/c3ta13982d 

A.H. Caldwell, D.-H. Ha, X. Ding, and R.D. Robinson "Analytical Modeling of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance in Heterostructure Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals" Journal of Chemical Physics, v.141, 2014, p.164125. doi:10.1063/1.4897635 

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